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House Passes Ambitious Reorganization of U.S. International Broadcasting

Foreign Affairs Chairman Royce calls part-time BBG 'broken and ineffective.'

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After Delays, USCIS Sets New Deadline for Digital Immigration Records

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USCIS chief calls modernizing IT systems ‘one of my top challenges'

Meet the Man Now Responsible for Solving the VA Crisis

Robert McDonald got overwhelming bipartisan support during his Senate confirmation vote Tuesday.

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"I actually sense a lot of unanimity around this, and, again, people feel like it's been done thoughtfully in response to a crisis," Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.,

House Republicans Unveil Their Border Bill

It looks as if it can pass the House. But the Senate is a totally different story.

"It's an important conversation because I think it will help us to refocus on the fact that there are people who lost their loved ones," Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said.

Benghazi Select Committee to Meet With Victims' Families This Week

"If they have questions that are still out there, I think we want to know what those questions are," ranking Democrat says.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

The Senate Has a New Plot to Thwart NSA Spying

A reworked bill in the Senate being introduced this week is renewing confidence among anti-surveillance crusaders.

South Texas Border Patrol vehicle covers tracks that could help illegal immigrants find their way.

Dissenting Vote on Border Funds Sought in House

Conservatives want a resolution saying President Obama has all the tools he needs to respond to the flood of undocumented immigrants.

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Blocking the Vote in Congress

A big country has big problems—but the systematic failure of congressional leadership is making them impossible to tackle.

A poster of Edward Snowden's face hangs in Berlin in June after a rally.

The Most Famous Whistleblowers on Why They Leaked

Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden on accountability in government.

EPA Chief Won't Ditch the Waters Rule, But She Is Digging for Answers

Gina McCarthy is reaching out to critics in the farm community and pledging to respond to their concerns.

As of Aug. 1, Kevin McCarthy, right, is the majority leader and Steve Scalise is the new majority whip.

House GOP Leaders Prepare to Swap Titles—and Office Space

A reminder about the Capitol: "Nothing is more important here to people than real estate."

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Hacker Breached NOAA Satellite Data from Contractor’s PC

Watchdog says it's a bad idea for personnel to access NOAA systems using personal computers

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